New 10.6.4

John B Brown jbb at
Sun Jun 20 08:10:22 PDT 2010

On 6/20/10 1:30 AM, Matrix Mole wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 8:11 AM, John B Brown<jbb at>  wrote:
>>         After the first few start-ups after installing XQuartz I decided I
>> didn't need an XQuartz xterm starting automatically. I set XQuartz to start
>> nothing. xterm still starts automatically. Possibly this is an XQuartz
>> problem but the weirdness now includes a full screen xterm starting. This
>> last twist is since the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update.
>>         Might there be some place I can find the cause?
> How did you set XQuartz to start nothing? I don't know if it's the
> same for 10.4 but I know that XQuartz now uses the defaults system
> 'defaults read org.macosforge.xquartz.x11' look for the line
> 'app_to_run' and check to see if xterm is listed there.
> Even if it's not there, you can try: defaults write
> org.macosforge.xquartz.x11 app_to_run ""
> That should set the default application as nothing.

	Thank you for that set of directions. Why did the variable not change 
when I performed the write using sudo but changed only when I performed 
the write as myself? I am set for ALL in sudoers. Is that variable 
stored in some 'very private' place?


	John B. Brown.
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